Today is the global day of action to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals (and Agenda 2030). This last year in Europe has really made us think, are we doing enough and are we doing it soon enough? We are seen the coal industry trying to destroy the last bit of the Hambacher forest in Germany; the [...]
Photo: protest at the Bankgok UNFCCC negotiations in 2009 (copyright: Souparna Lahiri) Written by Souparna Lahiri (Global Forest Coalition), 3rd September 2018 This week the negotiations over the Paris Rulebook and Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) recommence in Bangkok. It reminds me of the 2009 Bangkok intersessional, in the run up to the Copenhagen Conference of [...]
Stockholm, 26-31 Aug 2018: WECF participated in the World Water Week 2018 to further support the worldwide implementation of SDG 6 United we can tackle the SDG 6 (water and sanitation for all) – the World Water Week (WWW) made an important contribution to this by expanding and strengthening networks and sharing knowledge and experiences. This [...]
By the Global Forest Coalition Indigenous Peoples have been protecting biodiversity on Earth for thousands of years. Yet their rights are increasingly being eroded and they face multiple threats. On this International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we honor the important role that Indigenous Peoples play in protecting Mother Earth. This photo-essay gives you [...]
"While HLPF is a great space for feminist solidarity, networking, awareness raising and knowledge sharing of best practices, you cannot really shake the feeling of: are we really doing enough to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?" As you walked the corridors of the United Nations headquarters during HLPF, you could feel the tension of distress [...]
WECF and partners invite you to participate in the 4th annual Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards It’s that time of year again, WECF and the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) are calling for applications to our 4th annual Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards. The Women and Gender Constituency invites you to participate in the 4th annual 'Gender-Just Climate [...]
Government silent on over 313 murders of human rights and environment defenders, denounce Colombian activists
Colombian activists protest outside UN headquarters in New York; photo credit: Women’s Major Group New York, 19 July: Activists from various organizations worldwide  protested against the murders of at least 313 human rights defenders in front of the United Nations headquarters two days after the Colombian government reported at the High Level Political Forum [...]
Sascha Gabizon (executive director of WECF International, and organising partner of Women's Major Group Europe and Central Asia) delivered her questions on Technology for Local Systems at the Side Event: Innovation and Impact Investment for the SDGs: Tools for Advancing Reforms, at the High-level Political Forum, held in New York, on 17th July 2018.
Gertrude Kenyangi, Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN), Uganda spoke on behalf of Women’s Major Group at the review of SDG 15 during the High-level Political Forum, held in New York, at the UNHQ, on July 13th, 2018. Download the statement here. Watch her speech here.
The Colombia report points to the correlation between the end of the armed conflict and the increase in deforestation rates. The government also shows a lack of political will to synergise the implementation of Agenda 2030 and the implementation of the Peace Agreement, which acts as a key barrier to achieving genuine sustainable development. The report [...]